Little Book of Verses About Flowers Elizabeth Gordon
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A Little Book of Verses About Flowers and You by Elizabeth Gordon is a beautiful little book with illustrated poems, short essays, etc. Appears to be a First Edition. 5x9 inches. The book is printed on heavy, high quality, watermarked laid paper (I think) with deckled edges using arts and crafts printing methods by W. A. Wilde Company, Boston and Chicago, copyright 1911. The covers are cardstock and are protected by a patterned translucent paper. The booklet has 24 pages including covers bound with satin cord and comes in a matching envelope and box. Excellent condition, virtually unread copy, although the box has minor tears. Unusual and hard to find original book, especially in such complete condition.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Miss Gordon, who is one of the best book illustrators of her time. She authored and illustrated numerous children’s books like Flower Children. However, this is possibly her most beautiful book. The images look hand colored, but are just expertly printed in multiple colors.